First Trust gathers largest actively managed ETF/ETP flows during July

Aug 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: ETF and Index News

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First Trust gathered the largest net inflows into actively managed ETFs/ETPs during July with $504 million net new assets created, representing over a quarter of the $1.9 billion net inflows gathered globally over this period. According to research from ETF industry consultant ETFGI, other firms attracting significant net inflows during the month included Lyxor with $271m and Source with $153m.

First Trust gathers largest actively managed ETF/ETP flows during July

July saw $1.9bn in net new assets being created within the actively managed ETF/ETP industry globally.

Globally, active ETF/ETP assets increased by 4.7%, from $56.7bn at the end of June, to reach a new world record assets under management of $59.4bn on 31 July 2017. Record levels of assets were also reached at the end of July for active ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States ($38.3bn), Canada ($9.2bn), Europe ($7.9bn) and in Asia Pacific ex-Japan ($3.8bn).

At the end of July 2017, the global active ETF/ETP industry had 365 ETFs/ETPs, with 433 listings from 77 providers on 20 exchanges. Nearly two-thirds (64.5%) of global assets in active ETFs/ETPs are contained within 191 products listed in the US while 72.4% of global assets in active ETFs/ETPs are within 115 fixed income products.

According to data from research house Morningstar, AUM across First Trust’s US-listed actively managed ETF suite as of the end of July amounted to $9.9bn, making it the largest provider of US-listed actively managed ETFs.

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